We continue the fourth session in the series Survey of Art in China where, through a systematic study, we will explore the social context in which calligraphy and ink painting arose in China. Why is calligraphy one of the highest and the most esteemed arts in China? Was it always a critically elevated form of art? As we attempt to remove some of the layers of mystique, the findings are sure to astound and bemuse. With respect to ink painting, which emerged first: landscape scenes or figurative elements? Which took earlier precedence: ink washes in color or monochrome? As Julie Chun provides an accessible introduction into this vast and highly important art historical field of study, many answers (as well as more questions) will arise to reveal a fascinating and insightful glimpse into China’s intriguing past that continues to inform the present.
Thursday, December 7
1:45pm Registration, 2pm to 4pm
Shanghai Museum, second floor teashop
201 Renmin Dadao, People’s Square
(metro line 1, 2, or 8, People’s Square station, exit 1)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by December 4. Under subject, type “Art Survey 4 – Calligraphy” and include your membership number, mobile phone number, and WeChat ID. SEA cancellation policy applies after December 4. The event costs need to be paid in cash only. SEA Coordinator is Christa Douglass, mobile: 155-0219-4331.